tw: child abuse, alcoholism
● her mother was a drunk, her father was a deadbeat loser who dipped out when she was four. when she was six she went from naomi santas to naomi blake because her mom's new boyfriend didn't want to raise a mexican.
● they weren't poor, just financially stupid. instead of paying off bills the small amount of welfare and baby bonus her mom was collecting went straight towards going out to dinners, buying fancy wine, trying to throw posh dinner parties for the neighbours because those were the type of people they needed to be. those were they type of people her mom wanted them to be.
● naomi's step-father, unable to handle his new step kid's mouth and quick temper, took to abusing her physically in hopes that would get her to shut up. it never worked, naomi still mouthed off to him any chance she got and the result usually met a black eye for her. her mother was always too drunk to notice or too focused on pretending that they weren't complete trash to acknowledge.
● naomi has always done what she had to do in order to survive. because of her mother's stupidity she learned how to stretch what little money they did have. from a young age she learned how to hustle on the streets, conning kids out of their lunch money, making bets on stupid things, cheating in street poker games. anything and everything to bring in a few extra bucks. because a dollar makes all the difference, especially when there isn't anything in your fridge other than bottles of wine.
● instead of going to school and furthering herself, naomi skipped and spent majority of her days on the streets with a group of other kids who were no good. she got caught up in a lot of petty crimes and underage drinking/drugs because of it.
● when she was seventeen she dropped out of highschool and ended up snagging a job as a secretary for a dentist who only hired her in hopes that he could fuck her, but when he discovered it wouldn't happen (after a threat from her then boyfriend to kick his ass) he ended up firing her. she then got a job underage at a dive bar that resembles coyote ugly. she still works there to this day.
● she moved out at seventeen and basically lives in hiding from her mom and step-dad, avoiding them at all costs.
● she has a very "need no man" attitude and is completely independent. she doesn't like asking for help, but has no shame in doing so if she needs too. she isn't a slut, but she does enjoy sex a great deal and isn't attached to needing a relationship in order to get a roll on the hay. she's a total street kid and loves to scrap, she'll throw down if needed or if you provoke her enough.